Sports & Recreation
Sports and Recreation
Visalia’s Recreation Park is home to Rawhide Stadium. Spend an evening enjoying America’s favorite pastime.
Rawhide Recreation Park
Visalia is home to the Visalia Rawhide, a minor league baseball team in the Class A Advanced California League, and it provides a good opportunity to experience America’s greatest pastime. The team will open its 73rd year of play in Visalia on April 4, 2019, in defense of its 2018 Northern Division Championship.
McDermont Field House
This sports and entertainment destination in Lindsay offers a variety of activities. The 172,000-square-foot former packinghouse is home to archery tag, indoor surfing, an indoor skate park, 50-foot-high rock wall, laser tag, arcades, bounce houses, two indoor soccer fields, a fitness center, basketball and volleyball courts, boxing, gymnastics and other activities. It is also available for birthday parties, fundraisers and team parties, among other events.
This city-run facility offers batting cages, basketball courts, volleyball, turf for indoor soccer, and other sports, plus an outdoor skate park.
Tulare County offers golfers scores of options:
Ridge Creek in Dinuba features one of the largest driving ranges west of the Rockies on a beautiful heathland golf course that will make our friends from across the pond feel right at home.
If you’re looking for a game with a view, River Island Country Club near Porterville is nestled in the foothills right below the entrance to Sequoia National Forest.
Valley Oaks Golf Course in Visalia offers three classic 9-hole layouts with fairways surrounded by mature oaks, easy access to Highways 99 and 198, with a nearby hotel and restaurant.
Tulare Golf Course is conveniently located with easy access off Highway 99, offering excellent facilities and friendly service at the beautiful 18-hole, 72-par course and driving range, pro shop, restaurant and bar.
Enjoy a night of entertainment at this historic Visalia landmark after enjoying dinner at one of downtown’s numerous restaurants, which are within walking distance.
This community theater in Porterville has been putting on local performances by volunteers since 1948. Its first shows were staged in Annie Smith’s barn, “across from the apricot orchard.” The theater’s present home was built in 1952.
The Encore Theatre Company was formed in 1978, and the black box theater seats 100 guests cabaret-style. It specializes in musical productions and quirky comedies, and puts on family-friendly summer productions with children in the cast.
Ice House Theatre
The facility is home to the Visalia Players, a community theater group that has been performing for more than 60 years.
Music on Main Street
Centennial Park in Porterville is the venue for weekly concerts offering an array of music, including jazz, country-western, mariachi, Native American, rock ‘n’ roll and big band. The concerts start the first Friday in April and conclude the last Friday in June. There is no cost to attend.
Eagle Mountain Casino
This full-service casino, owned and operated by the Tule River Indian Tribe, is located on the Tule River Indian Reservation in Porterville. It offers two restaurants, nearly 1,200 slots, 10 table games (including three for poker), a gift shop, Yokut’s Coffee House and an entertainment center.
Tulare County Fairgrounds
The 68-acre fairgrounds hosts more than 300 events each year. It offers both indoor and outdoor settings, providing a perfect place for gathering, fun and celebration. The annual four-day Tulare County Fair is held in September.
The new fairgrounds, built in 2011, has one of the largest covered arenas in the state and largest indoor party venues in the area. The annual fair runs five days, opening the Wednesday after Mother’s Day, and offers entertainment, livestock, food and amusements.
Sequoia Symphony Orchestra
Concerts are held throughout the year at the Fox Theatre. Since its founding in 1959, it’s been the mission of the orchestra to promote and foster appreciation of symphonic music, further adult participation in creative music activity, and promote the education and development of young musicians. The current orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Bruce Kiesling, has about 70 members.